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'Hitler was an Anglo-American stooge': the tall tales in a Moscow bookshop

Adolf Hitler was installed in power in Germany as part of an Anglo-American plot, the CIA is planning a full-scale land invasion of Russia from Ukrainian territory within the next five years, and the world has become so dominated by women that they have evolved to be capable of reproducing without …

Russia

Is Vladimir Putin a Fascist?

A growing number of Russian analysts, in Russia and abroad, have taken to calling Vladimir Putin's regime "fascist." And they don't use the term …

Chinese demand for Russian oil holds steady

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) -- Demand for Russian crude oil in the Chinese economy is expected to hold steady, despite economic faltering in both …

Oil

China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin famously described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century. …

Geopolitics

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was 'hijacked by Russians', claims aviation expert

APMalaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people onboard<p>Jeff Wise said re-interpretation of existing data leads him …

Airplanes

Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity

<b>At the start of this year, BBC Radio Four devoted a whole day to a radio adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace.</b><p>On New Year's Day, listeners were invited to binge on it all day long, with only brief interruptions.<p>Now filming has begun on a new television version, in an adaptation by award-winning …

NATO Uses Baltic States to Draw Red Line, Send Message to Putin in Russia

PABRADE, Lithuania — On a desolate plain where Soviet tanks once prepared for a possible invasion of Western Europe, American troops are training to deter Moscow from another invasion.<p>Through a dense smokescreen, soldiers of the Second Cavalry Regiment advance amid intense gunfire on the imaginary …

This video of medics dragging and beating a unconscious patient is scandalising Russia

A video of two medics dragging an apparently unconscious patient out of an apartment building in St Petersburg, beating him with a wet cloth and then throwing him into an ambulance is causing outrage in Russia.<p>The shocking CCTV footage of 29-year-old Denis Kolpikov's ordeal received extensive …

Kerry meets Lavrov for Ukraine talks in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry has begun talks in Geneva with his Russian counterpart to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN said the death toll has soared past 6,000 people in less than a year.<p>The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel on Monday came less than a week after Kerry …

German tank battalion to be activated amid Russia crisis | DW | 27.02.2015

In a magazine interview published on Friday, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the tank battalion, based in Bergen in the state of …

Europe

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Russia offers to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Iran

Tehran said to be considering offer, which could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month<p>Russia has reportedly offered to sell Iran powerful and advanced anti-aircraft missiles in a deal that could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month.<p>Sergei …

South Asia

Ukraine conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin says war 'unlikely'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1147000/1147696_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524659599_17159c9a15c2f3c00ebe6baef67e11c9<p><b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is "unlikely", in an interview for Russian television.</b><p>Mr Putin also stressed …

Ukraine 'will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line'

The decision by Kiev comes after two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 10 wounded over a 24 hour period on Sunday and Monday<p><b>Ukraine</b> will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line as <b>required under a peace agreement</b> because of continued fighting, officials said on Monday.<p>The decision to keep …

Pro-Russia victors vow to ignore deal for ceasefire in Ukraine

As the sun set over the cratered fields around Debaltseve, a group of pro-Russia Cossack fighters were retrieving boxes of anti-tank artillery rounds and two armoured vehicles left by Kiev’s forces on the side of the Rostov-Kharkiv highway, which was littered with mangled cars and turret-less tanks.<p>…

US admits it won't be able to train enough troops in time for Mosul offensive

US Central Command initially said it was preparing between up to 25,000 Iraqi troops for the offensive on Mosul against Islamic State to take place as early as early as April<p>Only hours after announcing a major new ground offensive to retake <b>Iraq</b>’s second city, the <b>US</b> was forced to admit on Friday it …

Obama on Arming Ukraine: “˜I Have Not Made a Decision About That Yet’

El­ev­en months after the Rus­si­an an­nex­a­tion of Ukraine, one far-reach­ing ques­tion still lingers over the fu­ture of the con­flict there: Will …

Russia

Anti-US, anti-EU sentiment swells in Russia | DW | 09.02.2015

Levada, which describes itself as non-governmental Russian research organization using international guidelines, polled massive levels ofanti-Western …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

North Korea threatens to attack White House over hacking claims

Pyongyang cranks up its anti-American rhetoric and accuses Barack Obama of spreading rumours that it was behind cyberattack on Sony<p>President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the …

North Korea

South Korean nuclear operator hacked amid cyber-attack fears

Operator begins two-day exercise after suspected hacker tweets information on KHNP plants and its staff<p>South Korea’s nuclear plant operator has said its computer systems have been breached, raising fears that hackers, including those with possible North Korean links, could shift their focus to key …

These experts still don't buy the FBI claim that North Korea hacked Sony

President Obama has done his best to tamp down fury at North Korea for hacking Sony--"I don't think it was an act of war," he said Sunday on CNN, but "cybervandalism"--but to find true skepticism about North Korea's role in the attack, you have to turn to the professional hacking and anti-hacking …

Why Russia made Google take down a 'got chocolate?' blog post

Google gets a lot of requests from the world's governments to remove allegedly illegal items from its website. For the first time, Google has detailed specifics: what governments are asking for and how it has responded.<p>In its latest Transparency Report, Google explained how governments asked for …

North Korea's Internet still spotty

<b>[Breaking news update, posed at 535 a.m. ET]</b><p>Internet service in North Korea is still intermittent, Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance, announced on Twitter Tuesday morning. Service went down completely for about nine hours earlier, Dyn Research said.<p><b>[Previous story, posted</b> …

Sony: We Haven't Caved To The Hackers And We're Going To Release 'The Interview' Anyway

The lawyer, David Boies, called Sony's decision a "delay" in the movie's release and implied that it hasn't been shelved for good. But Boies said Sony doesn't know how it'll end up distributing the movie.<p>"Sony only delayed this," Boies said. "Sony has been fighting to get this pciture distributed. …

North Korea warns U.S. : Worse is coming

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."<p>And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warned the United States that its "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking attack on Sony that led to the cancellation of the …

Obama: North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war

The United States may classify North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism after its “cybervandalism” of Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama has said.<p>The president said the hack on the Hollywood studio was not an act of war but was “very costly”, and could land Pyongyang back on the administration’s …

Facebook is playing a cat-and-mouse game with Russian censors

On Saturday (Dec. 20), Facebook blocked access to an event page in Russia. The page calls for a demonstration on Jan. 15, the day that opposition activist Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg are due to be sentenced on what their supporters say are trumped-up embezzlement charges. The page (below), …

Internet